First-cycle studies

First-cycle studies

A. General requirements

First-cycle studies last no less than 6 semesters. Number of hours and classes shall not be less than 3,820. Number of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) shall not be less than 180.

B. Qualifications of the graduates

The graduates shall get education and vocational training – in accordance with the requirements in force in health care units – to work with the sick or disabled, especially in terms of the use of natural factors (physical) in prevention and for therapeutic purposes. They shall have psychophysical predispositions to work with sick and disabled people, and be able-bodied enough to properly demonstrate and carry out physical exercises with these people. The graduates shall have the knowledge and skills necessary to: shape, sustain and restore the efficiency and capacity of people of all ages, being lost or limited as a result of various diseases or injuries; flawlessly execute all physical therapy and adaptation of own activities to the overarching goals of rehabilitation within the functioning of rehabilitation teams, and monitor effectiveness of the physiotherapy process.

The graduates shall be prepared to work in health units, centres for the disabled, sports centres and education – after finishing the teaching specialty (according to the standards of education, preparing for the teaching profession).
The graduates shall know a foreign language at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe and be able to communicate in a specialist language in the field of the major of studies. The graduates shall be prepared to undertake second-cycle studies.

C. Content and outcomes of learning

Basic content:

  1. Education in the field of normal anatomy of human beings
  2. Education in the field of medical biology
  3. Education in the field of physiology
  4. Education in the field of biochemistry
  5. Education in the field of biophysics
  6. Education in the field of biomechanics
  7. Education in the field of kinesitherapy
  8. Education in the field of qualified medical first aid
  9. Education in the field of psychology
  10. Education in the field of general pathology

Directional content:

  1. Education in the field of movement training and methodology
  2. Education in the field of kinesitherapy
  3. Education in the field of manual therapy
  4. Education in the field of physical therapy
  5. Education in the field of therapeutic massage
  6. Education in the field of general physiotherapy
  7. Education in the field of the basics of clinical physiotherapy
  8. Education in the field of clinical physiotherapy in musculoskeletal dysfunctions
  9. Education in the field of clinical physiotherapy in diseases of internal organs
  10. Education in the field of orthopaedic equipment

Content to choose from:

In the course of six semesters of studies, the students obtain not less than 30% of ECTS credits, mastering the learning content to choose from, on the basis of principles established by an educational unit that teaches classes. Subjects to choose from include:

  1. Basics of clinical psychology
  2. Basics of law and economics
  3. Culture and Philosophy in the therapeutic process
  4. Basics of balneology and instrumental physiotherapy
  5. Clinical neuropsychology
  6. Biological regeneration
  7. Basics of acupuncture
  8. Biochemical basics of physiotherapy
  9. Clinical use of physiotherapy
  10. Children’s physiotherapy
  11. Manual medicine
  12. Massage in clinical practice
  13. Tourism and recreation of persons with disabilities
  14. Music therapy
  15. Hydrotherapy in physiotherapy and biological regeneration
  16. Dietetics in physiotherapy
  17. Prevention of spinal static dynamic disorders
  18. Traumatology

General content:

The curriculum includes lessons on the history of rehabilitation, general problems of rehabilitation, physical education, information technology, medical sociology, cultural anthropology, health promotion and protection, as well as a foreign language.

D. Traineeships

  1. Clinical traineeships – 80 hours.
  2. Traineeships in kinesis studio – 260 hours.
  3. Traineeships in the field of clinical physiotherapy – 320 hours.
  4. Traineeships in clinical physiotherapy – 320 hours.

Traineeships prepare students for future professional careers. They prepare to work directly with the disabled. In particular, they are aimed at:

  • Enhancing and deepening the knowledge acquired within theoretical and clinical lessons,
  • Acquisition of practical skills and ability to make contact with people in difficult situation and help in solving their problems,
  • Preparation for independence and responsibility for completion of tasks,
  • Becoming familiar with planning of therapeutic exercises in relation to particular patient groups and individual diseases,
  • Making right decisions and proper performing of surgeries,
  • Becoming familiar with the knowledge of indications and contraindications, and the methodology of therapeutic exercise.

Traineeships allow for gradual familiarizing of the students with the work of physiotherapist, improving occupational skills and techniques of treatments.

  • Clinical traineeships are aimed at familiarizing with the profile and functioning of the department of physiotherapy in the hospital and outside the hospital (assisting the work of a physiotherapist)
  • Traineeships in kinesis and physical studio are aimed at deepening the theoretical knowledge and acquiring the practical skills, as well as improving the operation of devices and tools in the field of physiotherapy,
  • Traineeships in the field of clinical physiotherapy are aimed at improving the practical skills of treatments and student participation in a broad aspect of the theoretical work of a team.